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2 bedroom, 2 bath Home on PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks

Rent My Island

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Rent My Island

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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2 bedroom, 2 bath Home on PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom/2 bath House on PRIVATE ISLAND, Sleeps 4-6, Boat/Kayaks included!!

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS VACATION RENTAL?

This vacation rental puts you on your own private tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico. To enhance your stay this property has city running water and city electric. You have your own 17 foot boat for the entire week!

ARE WE THE ONLY PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND?

Your family or group will be the only people on Pretty Joe Rock. This beautiful island, the great views of the Gulf of Mexico, the motor boat and everything else on the island is exclusively yours for your entire stay.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE HAVE ON THE PRETTY JOE ROCK?

Our rental license allows up to 6 people to stay in the 2 bedroom home overnight. We have a king bed in the master bedroom and a double in the second. We also have a sofa in the living room and one in the screen porch, as well as a roll-away twin bed available upon request.

HOW DO WE GET TO AND FROM THE ISLAND?

We provide you a newer 17 foot center console boat with Yamaha, 50HP, 4 cycle engine to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side.

HOW DOES THE ELECTRIC AND WATER WORK ON AN ISLAND?

We have the only PRIVATE vacation rental island in the Florida Keys with both ELECTRIC and WATER piped out to the island from the mainland. What that means for you is that the water & electric works just like it would in the average home.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING THIS ISLAND?

Pretty Joe Rock rents from Sunday to Sunday. The boat provided is for daylight use only.

WHAT IS ALL INCLUDED WITH PRETTY JOE ROCK?

OUTSIDE: A 17’ 2012 Triumph boat with 2013 4-stroke motor, boat dock, multi-level deck, wrap-around boardwalk, screened porch, hammocks, kayaks, fishing poles, a gas grill, fish cleaning station and of course incredible sunrises & sunsets.

INSIDE: Fully Equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, A/C, Satellite TV, DVD, WIFI, a washer/dryer, Sunken Jacuzzi Tub, Romantic Glass Enclosed Shower and more.

WHAT SURPRISES MIGHT WE HAVE?

The crystal clear waters around the island are visited by a variety of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, Barracuda, parrot and angel fish, to name a few. Some of which are residents of the underside of the island. Snorkeling would be the best way to visit them. We also have the above-water visitors and residents which would include roosting pelicans, great herons as well as some very friendly Iguana’s.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS RARE VACATION OPPORTUNITY

CALL 262.650.0246 NOW or email at rentmy@gmail.com !!!

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations for our properties. (License - PLR2010-00128)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rent My Island (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Rent My Island

We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980 when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place in the Florida Keys shortly after. We love owning all these properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Rent My Island purchased this house in 2008

Why Rent My Island chose Marathon

It is such a romantic and unique thing, being on your own private tropical island. We wanted to share that amazing feeling with others.

What makes this house unique

We love this romantic tropical island home. The Master Bath has a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a cool exposed shower. Having all the comforts of home and the unique things you only get on a private island make this a truly great experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

3 Guest comments from same family:

1)

Best Fuzzy headed vacation ever! Family and a tropical island what more can you ask for!?

2)

Recommendations: Fish This Seafood Market for seafood and steaks to bring to the island; Dolphin Research Center; Walgreens for liquor; No Name Pub on Big Pine Key; Relay, Have Fun!!!

3)

This was the best vacation ever. It is so hard to leave. We swam with dolphins, stingray, lobster, giant fish and much more. There is no doubt we will be coming back. All the stress just melts away. Not a care in the world! Have a great vacation.
Feb 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

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2 bedroom, 2 bath Home on PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
burlington ontario
5

pretty joe rock

  • 5 of 5

pretty joe rock has it all!

if you can pull yourself away for a day trip theres lots within an easy drive.

but of course we came for the serenity that an island offers. so try as we might we could only pull ourselves away from paradise to quickly pick up supplies.

on the island we were amazed at the wildlife that came to meet us, iguana, sting-ray, manatee, sea turtles, barracuda....something new everyday.

a note on the staff: everyone says the keys are like no other place, but they never really explain what this difference is. so for us the keys difference was displayed by Mark, Bob and Tim. they offer help when needed, give you an introduction to the cottage and boat, then they let you be.

they just leave you to do your thing. a very refreshing attitude and maybe a uniquely "keys" attitude.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

There are all kinds of vacation destinations, hotels, beach front homes etc. but nothing compares to the privacy of your own private island. Pretty Joe Rock is an amazing place to escape to for any couple or family. "Romantic" doesn't begin to express the setting for a couple wanting to get away from it all. Surrounded by the pristine waters of the Florida Keys, sunrises and sunsets begin and end each day with a magical energy and the canopy of stars and warm tropical breeze makes it hard to resist falling into a slumber from the handcrafted recliners on the deck. The only problem we had at Pretty Joe Rock was - Leaving :-(

There's nothing like it!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bradenton, FL
5

The most WONDERFUL family vacation time ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our 19 year old daughter and 16 year old son to the island to enjoy some family time before everyone is out of the house and doing their own thing. We all agreed that it was the best vacation time EVER. Being on the island with just the family brought us all back together. We cooked meals together in the fully equipped kitchen. We played games after the sun went down (some board games are provided and we brought some). But the days were amazing! Because the house comes with a boat, we were able to go out fishing and lobstering and swimming whenever we wanted.

Swimming around the island was fun. Under the coral island are tons of fish, several lobster, stone crabs and even a tiny octopus who changed colors depending what rock he was on. The birds that landed on the island were amazing.

Our days started with a home-cooked breakfast then fun on the water, then lunch in town where we would pick up enough groceries for dinner and breakfast the next day, then back out on the water, cooking dinner together and watching the sun set. We would play games until bed time and then do it again. Marathon is only a few minutes boat ride away and anything that you need can be found there. We spent a lot of time in the bait shop and the locals were very helpful telling us what we needed.

I loved sitting on the back deck to watch the sun set and on the front dock to watch the moon rise. The master bedroom shower is so fun. You step outside into the glass enclosure and shower with plants growing up around you. Sounds crazy? You just have to experience it.

We ALL loved watching the iguanas. They are amazing animals. No reason to be scared of them, they are just cool. Every day I would get up and walk around the island in my PJ's looking to see where they were sunning themselves and most every night I would take a flashlight and try to find where each one had decided to sleep that night.

As you can tell, we were entertained while on the island or on the water. We even saw a small shark when we were fishing way out in the gulf. Nothing too close to the island. If I could afford to buy Pretty Joe Rock, it would belong to me. I would live there full time and never leave. Enjoy your time, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

Pretty Joe Rock was more than I expected. When we arrived and I said the pictures didn't do it justice and by the end of the week I really didn't want to leave. With Key West 45 minutes away, I am glad we went on the second day, not sure I would have left the island later in the week. You can watch the sunrise from one deck and sunset from the other...fish off of either dock and swim around everywhere... Sunset grill is 10 minutes by boat and Keys Fishery is 5 minutes ........both are excellent for drinks and lunch....Dinner was on the island every night. The property owner and staff of pretty joe rock are the best hands down...........will be back...

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the island. Let us know when you want to come back. We will have a special surprise for you...
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the week here with our young adult sons. We had done our research, read all the reviews, and figured we knew what to expect. We were absolutely delighted. From the minute Jim met us at the dock, everything was just right. Yes, it is a beach cottage isolated on an island in a tropical climate- for us it was idyllic. Family bonding time was priceless. Speaking of which, Even the cost was pretty reasonable compared to the price of two hotel rooms and a boat for the week. Sunsets on the deck were amazing. In the mornings we kayaked around the bay, and met two manatees! We snorkelled, swam, and fished from 'the Rock.'

Marathon has lots to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Tilden's dive shop were great. We used the kayaks a lot. Rented bikes at Overseas Outfitters- they give you a full 24 hrs on a day rental. Biking over the old stretch of the seven mile bridge to Pigeon Key was fabulous.

The bad part about our trip here was that it had to end...we hope to come

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great comments. We are glad you had such a great experience. Let us know when you want to come back!!! Mark
5

Best Vacation of our lives!!!

  • 5 of 5

We travel frequently all over of the world. But our family vacation on a private island was outstanding. My wife and I traveled with my 17 year old daughter to Pretty Joe Rock and was blown away with this private island. Inside the house, you don't know you are on an island. All the creature comforts. Very clean and the facilities of your own home. We fished, kayaked, snorkeled and played in the water all week. Relaxing and playing at our leisure. Our own little world. No itinerary. Sunsets were amazing, water was crystal clear. The boat gave us freedom to adventure out or go to shore to a nearby restaurant.

This island is perfect for couples or a small family. You have privacy and seclusion if you seek it. Spectacular for water lovers.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We are happy Pretty Joe Rock gave you that vacation you wanted. Let us know when we can set you up for your next vacation... We may have a surprise for you.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero
Car: necessary

You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys. If you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help out at the Turtle Hospital. You can also golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and enjoy world class diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, and jet-ski rentals. If this island is shown as reserved on the calendar, call us anyway as we have other island choices.

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Rates & Availability

From $3,995 Per week

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter 2015 Wk 1
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Easter 2015 Wk 2
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 11 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,895
 
 
4th of July week 1
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
4th of July week 2
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 11 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,495
 
 
Mini-Lobster
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 1 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Lobster Open Season
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
 
 
Pre-Christmas 2015
Dec 13 2015 - Dec 19 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,495
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,595
 
 
New Years 2015
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,795
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
$15,980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $150
Cleaning Tax (7.5%) $11.25
Pet Fee tax (7.5%) $5.62
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below: Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , There's a Sunken Jacuzzi and an 2 sided glass exposed shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.

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